Last week, we headed on down to Bill’s, a brand new opening in Durham.
The newest resident on the Saddler Street foodie strip has a prime double fronted location on the street which attracts huge footfall from both residents and visitors alike. This is the first location for the chain in the North East and it is exactly what Durham needs as the food buzz is starting to take off.
On entering the venue, we were escorted through a vast property to a dining room at the back with views over the Elvet Bridge. The space at the back would make a great private dining room for functions! All stripped wood, bare walls and exposed ducting, the décor blends well with the existing architecture of the building providing endless charm.
A mere 5 minute drive outside of Durham City Centre sits Ramside Hall Hotel. A popular spa destination hotel, wedding and golfing venue tucked away from the bustle of the A1 and the A690. The Rib Room is the hotels main restaurant and on a Sunday offer a 2 course lunch for £16.95 or a 3 course for £20.95 (supplement for steak).
Recently, Mr Tramp and I paid a long over due visit to The Blue Bell Inn. Situated half way between Stanley and Beamish, in close proximity to the Museum, the current owners took the reigns in March this year.
The Italian Farmhouse is based in West Rainton which is a small village a mere 5 minute drive outside of Durham City centre, just off the A690 with access to both the A1 and A19.
We rocked up at 1.55 on a Saturday lunch time and lunch is stopped at 2.30. We weren’t hopeful as it was a spur of the moment visit but we were welcomed in and seated by the very pleasant, chatty staff.